Archive for October, 2012

President Obama repeatedly claims that he has ended the war in Iraq and most of the American people believe him because we have withdrawn almost all our troops. Also what happens in Iraq is no longer front page news in mainstream media. Therefore the war must be over. At least to us. Our wars start […]

Book review of Alastair Crooke’s Resistance: the Essence of the Islamist Revolution (London: Pluto Press, 2009). Crooke (2009) brilliantly argues that contemporary Western studies of “Islamism” continue the Orientalist project and misrepresent its critical potential vis a vis liberalism. Therefore such studies ultimately say more about Western societies than they do about Islamism because they fail to […]